Tribeca Dialogue: 'Glee's Chris Colfer on the Transition from Writing Stories for Grandma to His First Feature ‘Struck By Lightning’

Tribeca Dialogue: 'Glee's Chris Colfer on the Transition from Writing Stories for Grandma to His First Feature ‘Struck By Lightning’

Apr 24, 2012

Chris Colfer in Struck By Lightning

When you break out courtesy of a monumental hit like Glee, being branded “the kid from Glee” is basically inevitable. However, not only is Chris Colfer a talented actor, singer and dancer, but the guy can write, too!

Colfer wrote and stars in Struck By Lightning. His character, Carson, is the head of the writing club and the editor of the Cheddar High Paper. Whether he’s writing, pleading with his paper staff to actually submit articles, attending student council meetings or really doing just about anything, Carson is outspoken and has no problem putting anyone in their place. While his brash attitude can be a turnoff and certainly doesn’t earn him “cool kid” status, Carson knows what’s important and has dreams he’ll fight for no matter what.

In honor of Struck By Lightning’s Tribeca Film Festival world premiere, Colfer sat down to discuss the process of bringing his first feature script to life. He covers the good old days when his grandmother was his very first editor to finding a director for the film to making the transition from script to screen to working with Rebel Wilson’s hilarious adlibbing skills and more. Check it all out in the video interview below.

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